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A campaign to stop the abolition of Disability Living Allowance - the measure of civilised society.

DLA is by the DWP's own admission at least 20% under claimed and maybe as much as 40%. It is subject to a misinformation campaign by the Condems and their allies in the gutter press. Its abolition and replacement is nothing but a cost cutting exercise by the Condems and will cause huge suffering to disabled people and their carers. The abolition for DLA for those in care homes is positively cruel and should be opposed by everyone with a social conscience.

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      • David GillonDavid Gillon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's important that people understand the complete range of the attack on disability benefits. The DLA to PIP transition is a travesty, but there is worse happening elsewhere in the benefit system. The Independent Living Fund, which allows the most severely disabled people to live in the community is being shut entirely. IB recipients and new ESA claimants are being funnelled through the horrifically brutal WCA test (I speak from experience), which was deliberately designed to make it far harder to claim a disability benefit when out of work, and as a result thousands of disabled people a week are being thrown onto JSA, which is completely incapable of addressing their specialised needs (been there, done that too). And all the while the tabloids are running a deliberate campaign of demonisation of disabled people which is leading to increasing disability hate crime on our streets (yep, faced that too).

        Disabled people have formed their own campaigning groups to oppose these attacks on us, groups such as Hardest Hit, the Broken of Britain, Where's the Benefit (which I'm involved with) and others, and we are desperate for the help that 38 Degrees, with its penetration into the mass of non-disabled people, who aren't really aware of what is happening, can bring us.

        The Welfare Reform Bill will start its delayed passage through the Lords in September, it is vital 38 Degrees support of disabled people is in place before that.

      • Janet HassallJanet Hassall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How will medical tests of those with mental health disabilities be conducted? Surely the cost of conducting the proposed medical tests will reduce the savings made by the reform of DLA?

      • Sarah RoySarah Roy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I truly believe that this government is hell bent on inciting hate crimes against disabled people. By creating the culture where everyone with a disability is being labelled as work shy, a scrounger, fraudster, lazy, money grabbing etc and basically giving out the message that it's OK to attack, marginalise and harass people on benefits. I have no idea what the true value of my independence is - does anyone else?

      • Linda JonesLinda Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I fully support this. Life is harder and more expensive for disabled people. DLA is a vital benefit to help cover the additional expenses.

      • Ron BakerRon Baker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I’ve read that Disability Alliance are threatening legal action if the government fails to revise its plans to cut payments by 20% when disability living allowance is replaced by personal independence payment in 2013.As this ConDem government are appearing to be ignoring everybody’s concerns on these cuts.

        Disability Alliance are looking at breaches of UK equality legislation and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

        While on this the subject of equality, I feel there are equality issues with people claiming the carers allowance, while looking after mainly family members, working(or being available DWP words) 35 hours per week and more in a lot of cases.
        The benefit of £55.55 per week, which equal’s £1.58 per hour, that goes down to £0.88 per hour if the claimant gets income support.

        To me thats exploiting the carers, when you compare legislation say employers have to pay minimum wage of soon to be £6.08,(older age group).

        This is a saving this government of £19 billion or put it this way, one carer looking after a disabled person 7 hours a day =£45,990 a year.

        Compare that to having to put, our disabled love ones into a care home (that’s if you can find one?) this will cost a lot more to this Government.

        As i've said we now have the Equality Act 2010, which replace previous discrimination laws.
        I would say that Carers are being without a shadow of doubt being exploited/discriminated by the government.

        As part of that Equality Act states, Discrimination by association that means you have the right not to be subject to direct discrimination or harassment of your association (relationship) with a disabled person, e.g. In my opinion this can apply to a carer or parent of a disabled person.

      • buffybotbuffybot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

        YES- I agree with all the above. David Cameron should know better. He knows how hard it is to live with a disablity, he knows what it is like to be a carer. If we were to focus on this, not only would we be helping those whose voices are quieter than others (it's harder to campaign), we would be showing how the NHS is vital in this country and how horrible Cameron is as a person.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.
        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.
        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just think about this: Both David Cameron and his wife are both Multi-Millonaires and they claimed Disability payments from the state for their disabled son Ivan when he was alive even though financially they did not need to but now David Cameron is prime-minister the sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society can go without because they do not have a voice even though David Cameron promised during the election campaign to protect this group of people.

        Just think that David Cameron knows first hand what it is like for the disabled with the constant suffering they go through and now he is taking away much needed support ruthlessly.

        So it was alright for the rich people like David Cameron and his wife both Millionaires to take state money for their sick and disabled child but now he is in power to hell with you all, just how much more evil can David Cameron get. We are all being conned and taken for a ride by this Government because these people enjoy watching the lower classes, sick, disabled, vulnerable and poorest in society suffer. I bet David Cameron and company are rolling around laughing thinking up ideas to make people suffer more and more and more. This country is not being run by just the Nasty Party it is being run by the Evil Party.

      • TrevorH53TrevorH53 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cutting back DLA is a cynical attack on some of the most vulnerable and indefensible people in our Society. The Condems know that but dress it up as either tackling scroungers and liars or redirecting resources to those who need it most. The Labour Govt tried the same but 90+% of those who had it withdrawn had it reinstated on appeal. 38 Degrees react to what most members want. I've just tweeted following - Please help fight Govt attack on Dis Living Allow Sign up to 38 Degrees at http://38degrees.org.uk/ and click on http://tinyurl.com/67nuga - I'll also be contacting my friends & family to do same. It's a long shot I know but surely doing something is better than nothing. Anyone got any other ideas?

      • Tina MoyseyTina Moysey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Children that have genuine disabilites that receive this benefit, need it to help with their day to day living expenses. They are not suddenly going to grow out of whatever disability they have. My daughter has autism, which, if anything, is getting more difficult to manage as she gets older. The money we get helps so much to make her life a bit easier to manage and it is very much needed since I lost my job over a year ago. Without it, I don't know how we would manage.

      • Micheline MasonMicheline Mason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I completely agree with this. DLA has been the best piece of support I have received as a disabled person because, once you have been assessed and all that, it comes regularly and with out any of the nightmare monitoring which sends so many of us up the wall. It is already hard to get, and it is not a lot, but makes all the difference to our quality of life.

      • RoseRose commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Graham and anyone else you can get your votes back if you start a new campaign.

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